espusaille (s.xii1/3)

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espusaille (s.xii1/3)

[ FEW: 12,210a sponsalia; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,548c espousaille; TL: 3,1244 esposaille; DEAF: ; DMF:  épousailles; TLF:  épousailles; OED:  spousal n.; MED:  spousaille n.; DMLBS: 3168c sponsalis ]
espusaile,  espusçylle;  espussaille,  esspusaille;  esposail,  esposaile,  esposaille,  esposale,  esposalie,  esposeal,  esposeille;  espousail,  espousaille,  espousalie,  espousel,  espouselle, 
pl. espoisalx  41
pl. esposels  38.4  


1eccl.liturgicalwedding, nuptials
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Chescune femme devant l’espusaille Mult beal semblant vus fra  1365
( s.xivin; MS: s.xivm )  Dieux vynt manger en un esposaille ou il [...] tourna l’ewe en vyn  163
eccl.liturgicalsacrament of marriage
( 1311 )  des esposailles ne de matrimoigne ceste court ne purra pas conustre  Ed II xi 40
( 1425 )  baptisme, espousailx, sacraments  iv 290
marriage, wedded state
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiii2 )  Qui ceste pere portera, Seit hom u femme qui l’avra, As esposailles que il fera: Jamais entre els ire n’avra  214.314
( 1150-70; MS: s.xii4/4 )  Jo voil espuser la meschine Pur saveir l’estre a la reine, Si l’esspusaille e l’assembler Me pureit li faire oblier  228
( 1312 )  si femme donne a homme par cause de matrimonie et les esposailles faillent [...]  Ed II xii 75
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  la primer nuit de cez esposalles s’en fui priveement de sa femme  174.18
fig.(to God) betrothal
( s.xiii1/4; MS: s.xiiiex )  Pur ce ne sunt pas digne de tel aprochement, De tel espusaille a Deu Omnipotent  342
1in wedlock
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiiim )  Quant hoem e femme s’asemblent d’esposaille  61
dedenz, denz (les) espusailles
1lawwithin wedlock
( 1292 )  [...] engendré dedeyns esposayles  20-21 Ed I 271
( 1317 )  il engendra R. deinz les esposayles  Ed II xxii 262
fors d’espusailles
1lawout of wedlock
( s.xiii4/4; MS: 1307-15 )  il fust engendré hors de esposalies  110
receivre en espusailes
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